Do you want to know what terror is?
Ask the Englishmen who witnessed the bombing of London by the Germans V2 missiles during World War 2. The English and the Americans responded by sending thousands of bombers on a daily basis and turned German cities into rubble and killing over million civilians in order to save their own people. How many American lives were saved when the United States dropped an Atom bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
How about the IRA terrorizing and killing the British indiscriminately. The British responded to the IRA terrorist activities with extreme force for over 50 years, world opinion be dammed.
The Israeli government is under the same predicament. They have an obligation to protect its population and bring security to its people, anything less is a dereliction of duty.
“There is an attitude [among the government of Israel] of servitude to world opinion to the detriment of self-preservation! This attitude was witnessed by the world during the many wars with the Arabs, when Arab soldiers were shooting and shelling from inside their mosques and the Israeli army was ordered not to shoot back because the politicians were more concerned about world opinion. This immoral policy caused many more Jewish soldiers to, unnecessarily, lose their lives! (This is precisely why those fighters went to the mosques to begin with; they appreciated the Israeli government’s slavish reliance on world opinion.)” The very same attitude is used by Hamas utilizing Hospitals and Mosques as launching sites of missile and other terrorist activities, utilizing children as human shields.
It is time for Israel to shed this chip on their shoulder of pacifying world opinion and fight with everything they have, no holds barred and the hell with world opinion, the world at large and especially the great powers who have oil interests in the Arab world will criticize Israel no matter what action they take.
British fighting terror
How the British Fought Arab Terror in Jenin and elsewhere in Palestine
"Demolishing the homes of Arab civilians…" "Shooting handcuffed prisoners…" "Forcing local Arabs to test areas where mines may have been planted…" These sound like the sort of accusations made by British and other European officials concerning Israel's recent actions in. In fact, they are descriptions from official British documents concerning the methods used by the British authorities to combat Palestinian Arab terrorism in Palestine and elsewhere in 1938.
The documents were declassified by London in 1989. They provide details of the British Mandatory government's response to the assassination of a British district commissioner by a Palestinian Arab terrorist in Jenin in the summer of 1938. Even after the suspected assassin was captured (and then shot dead while allegedly trying to escape), the British authorities decided that "a large portion of the town should be blown up" as punishment. On August 25 of that year, a British convoy brought 4,200 kilos of explosives to Jenin for that purpose. In the Jenin operation and on other occasions, local Arabs were forced to drive "mine-sweeping taxis" ahead of British vehicles in areas where Palestinian Arab terrorists were believed to have planted mines, in order "to reduce [British] land mine casualties." The British authorities frequently used these and similar methods to combat Palestinian Arab terrorism in the late 1930s. British forces responded to the presence of terrorists in the Arab village of Miar, north of Haifa, by blowing up house after house in October 1938. "When the troops left, there was little else remaining of the once busy village except a pile of mangled masonry," the New York Times reported.
The declassified documents refer to an incident in Jaffa in which a handcuffed prisoner was shot by the British police. Under Emergency Regulation 19b, the British Mandate government could demolish any house located in a village where terrorists resided, even if that particular house had no direct connection to terrorist activity. Mandate official Hugh Foot later recalled "When we thought that a village was harboring rebels, we would go there and mark one of the large houses. Then, if an incident was traced to that village, we would blow up the house we had marked." The High Commissioner for Palestine, Harold MacMichael, defended the practice "The provision is drastic, but the situation has demanded drastic powers."
MacMichael was furious over what he called the "grossly exaggerated accusations" that England's critics were circulating concerning British anti-terror tactics in Palestine. Arab allegations that British soldiers gouged out the eyes of Arab prisoners were quoted prominently in the Nazi German press and elsewhere.
The declassified documents also record discussions among officials of the Colonial Office concerning the anti-terror methods used in Palestine. Lord Dufferin remarked "British lives are being lost and I do not think that we, from the security of Whitehall, can protest squeamishly about measures taken by the men in the frontline." Sir John Shuckburgh defended the tactics on the grounds that the British were confronted "not with a chivalrous opponent playing the game according to the rules, but with gangsters and murderers."
There were many differences between British policy in the 1930's and Israeli policy today, but two stand out. The first is that the British, faced with a level of Palestinian Arab terrorism considerably less lethal than that which Israel faces today, nevertheless utilized anti-terror methods considerably harsher than those used by Israeli forces. The second is that when the situation became unbearable, the British could go home; the Israelis, by contrast, have no other place to go.
These are not normal times, Israel is under attack from within and from the outside world. Israel has a fifth column within its population, that has to be addressed and dealt with immediately, for the sake of its security and existence.
Israel must utilize all security measures available to them at times of crisis. They can order curfews and other actions.
A person rights are earned only when he observes and follows the law, When that behavior is contrary to the law of the land, that person has lost those rights. You reap what you saw.
Promoting terrorism and violence, dancing in the streets when Jews are being terrorized and killed is the type of behavior that is unacceptable in any country that lives by the rule of law and decency. When Arab members of the Israeli Parliament promote terror and violence against the Jewish State, they must be arrested and tried for treason. No country in the world would tolerate such behavior of their elected or appointed officials.
I do not know what you are talking about.
According to the Arabs all of Israel is a contested territory.
Any newspaper or Media person that distorts the truth should be fired and prohibited from being a journalist.
Were you in Israel when the 60 minutes crew paid Arabs money to throw stones at Israeli soldiers, so that they can televise the reaction of the Israeli soldiers and show the world how the Israeli soldiers attack innocent Arabs.
My job as the President of "Americans for Safe Israel" in the Greater Los Angeles area is to respond to any Media which is attacking Israel and its actions. I will carry my mission diligently and defend Israel's actions against a biased media and a biased world population. Never Again.
We are at war. Many stubbornly and foolishly do not put the pieces together and refuse to identify the evil doers as evil, they delude themselves that the Arabs do not want to destroy us. We are disgracefully politically correct to our detriment and at the cost of life to our people. Throughout history the Jews were bullied, used as scapegoats and persecuted by the various nations of the world. The world is not used to seeing a Jew who is strong, armed and fights for his freedom and rights, well the time has come for the world to realize the Jew will never again cower to atrocities and pogroms as happened in the past, since the destruction of the second Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, with the Almighty's help we will shall persevere against all odds.
There are no Luftwaffe overhead or Panzer divisions on our borders. But make no mistake; we the Jewish people are under attack—our values, our tolerance, our freedom, our virtue, our land, and I specify our ancestral land for 4000 years - it was never in history an independent Arab country. Did anyone imagine in the 1920’s what Europe would look like in the 1940’s?
We dare not wallow in complacency, in a misguided tolerance and naive sense of security. We must not be lulled into inaction for fear of offending the offenders. Radical Islam is the curse of the world and this must be cried out from every house of worship. ISIS MUST BE DESTROYED. Iran is our enemy and they are a destabilizing factor in the Middle East which ignite a third World War. They are the new 21st century Nazis.
These murderers, these barbarians are radical Islamists.
This is an all out war. Show no mercy on them. They must be utterly destroyed. They want to murder Jews and we must destroy them first. WHY ARE PEOPLE AFRAID TO STATE THIS. MOST OF THE WORLD HATES US JEWS for no reason. We should stop appeasing the world and protect ourselves and Israel. Yes we have a few countries such as the U.S.A. to turn to and we have some friends from different religions, yet another holocaust is coming if we Jews remain silent and a third intifada has begun., never again, never forget, never forgive. I am a son of holocaust survivors. The nation of Israel and its people have survived for thousands of years and will continue to survive.
Have Israeli Arabs ever tried to integrate into Israeli society as have the Druze? Or is it the opposite? Except when it comes to medical care and welfare, do they even see themselves as Israeli Arabs or do they see themselves as Palestinians residing within Israel? Yes, there are exceptions among the educated; fine doctors, lawyers, etc., but they are the exception. Muslims mission is to occupy other countries and than enforce their Sharia laws and their customs on the population at large and take over the hosting country.
Israeli Arabs could have in the past, and now still could find the same acceptance and appreciation that the Druze have found. Why haven't they? I think the answer is painfully clear. They want to destroy Israel and the Jews and they declare unashamedly those intention to the world at large.
Israel needs a policy of zero tolerance to terror and violence, with no restraint to any punishment or sever action it sees fit. It must also ignore world criticism and do what is best to provide proper and assured security for its people. No appeasement and no capitulation, and it must ignore international pressure or the local pressure to ease the actions and punishment, when it comes to the security of the country and its population.
As long as Israel refuses to assert its total sovereignty over all of Jerusalem and Israel, as long as Israel is not pursuing our G-d given agenda to settle all the land, and as long as we allow the Arabs to occupy our land, and as long as Israel is more concerned with world opinion than the protection of its people encompassing the whole country as assigned to the Jewish people by the San Remo Treaty of 1920. THERE CAN BE NO PEACE.
We all must remember the Arab nation had ejected about a million Jewish people from their countries and confiscated their homes and assets. Half of those displaced people were resettled in Israel. Let the Arabs who do not want to abide by Israeli laws move to those homes and or Jordan and leave The people in Israel in peace.
We must stop deluding ourselves, that the Arabs want coexistence. It is plain to see that the issue is not one of borders or other disputes that could be settled logically and peacefully by compromise. We must admit that we are in a religious conflict. We have been forced into this and we must act accordingly. If we pursue this course the almighty will be with the Jewish people and the unified Jewish people will persevere.
Never again will the Jewish people capitulate to another holocaust.
"No Jew is entitled to give up the right of establishing [i.e. settling] the Jewish Nation in [all of] the Land of Israel. No Jewish body has such power. Not even all the Jews alive today [i.e. the entire Jewish People] have the power to cede any part of the country [or homeland] whatsoever. This is a right* vouchsafed or reserved for the Jewish Nation throughout all generations. This right cannot be lost or expropriated under any condition [or circumstance]. Even if at some particular time, there are those who declare that they are relinquishing this right, they have no power nor competence to deprive coming generations of this right. The Jewish nation is neither bound nor governed by such a waiver or renunciation. Our right to the whole of this country is valid, in force and endures forever. And until the Final Redemption has come, we will not budge from this historic right."
BEN-GURION'S DECLARATION ON THE EXCLUSIVE AND INALIENABLE JEWISH RIGHT TO THE WHOLE OF
THE LAND OF ISRAEL
At the Basle Session of the 20th Zionist Congress at Zurich (1937)
If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.
Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, if I remember thee not;
if I set not Jerusalem above my chiefest joy.
“IM ESHKACHECH YERUSHLAYIM TISHAKACH YEMINI”
One must convey Jewish feelings and passions about Jerusalem with un-minced words.
When it comes to JERUSALEM’S sovereignty there is a line drawn in the sand. For the Jews, Jerusalem is their heart, aspirations, their holy city, devotion, ideals, symbol of being a nation with history, a nation with prophets, justice, fairness, rich Jewish history and the Jewish soul. When a Jew conveys his feeling about Jerusalem, he must not worry about offending anybody, or hurt feelings. We cannot make an omelet without cracking eggs, and a Jew cannot and must not be apologetic about Jewish’ feelings concerning Jerusalem. it is clear to me even if I were not a Jew, just from a pragmatic consideration of running a city, that any division of Jerusalem will lead eventually to immense unbearable friction and sooner-or-later to another war. We must present and make the analogy, that dividing Jerusalem is like dividing the baby in King Solomon’s verdict. Jews do not divide babies, only those who do not feel and care for the baby are prepared to take half. This is what every Jew must say.
I hope that we all have the opportunity to say these tough words for Jerusalem and the Jewish people.
You are living in a world of fantasy. The U.N. can only recommend. The parties must accept jointly for any agreement to be effective under International law.
The Arabs Charter states that their goal is the destruction of the Jewish state they do not hide their intentions. The only solution is total separation, The Arabs on the East bank of the Jordan river or in the million Jewish homes confiscated from the Jewish people in the Arab countries.
Look at Gaza, do you have peace, no, it is worse now.
Israel cannot and must not tolerate a fifth column in its midst.
I have responded previously to some of your comments.
I think you have your argument wrong. It stated specifically that political rights are only given to the Jewish people on both sides of the Jordan river.
Since the British violated the Mandate for Palestine and gave away four fifths of the land allocated to the Jewish people with Jordan's apartheid policy in not allowing Jews to live in Jordan.
Now the Arabs who lived west of the Jordan river have a home east of the Jordan river.
Media Bias – is promoting terrorism – Lives are at stake
It is interesting to note that all the major TV and media show the damage in Gaza and interview Arab-Palestinians who are part of Hamas a terrorist organization affiliated with those terrorists that hijacked 4 Airliners that blew up the Twin Towers World Trade Center in 9.11 2001 and killed 3000 Americans. One Airliner Crashed into the Pentagon in Virginia and one Airliner was forced to crash in Pennsylvania by the passengers, avoiding a crash on the White House in WashingtonD.C. How many more American lives and other innocents must be sacrificed before you wake up to the increasing danger to world peace.
They are not telling that it is Hamas-Gaza a terrorist organization that is bombarding Israel with 100’s of missiles daily.
It is only Israel responding and defending itself and protecting its population from the bullies Hamas in Gaza.
The atrocities committed by Hamas and other terrorist organization must not be condoned or placated by anybody.
If the Media is looking for sensationalism let them look elsewhere – their favorable reports on the terrorists only breeds more terror and endanger the whole world. This is exactly what the terrorists want is your coverage, they lie, they cheat, they display to the world false pictures from other conflicts in order to buy the worlds sympathy.
I assure you it will not work. There are powers in the world who fight terrorism with every breath and resource that is available to them. – NEVER AGAIN – Americans and the world must not tolerate terrorism at all costs or we are doomed. I would like to see if the reporter and his family were being attacked daily by missiles, how would they react. I can assure you, they would yell and scream, how come our government is not protecting us.
This is a very irresponsible Media which must be strongly reprimanded if not fired and sanctioned.
I think the advertisers should be notified and advised to cut off advertising and revenues to such Media.
I urge you to start practicing responsible accurate and unbiased-balanced Journalism. Lives are at stake.
Israel must respond to terror and violence with extreme prejudice
Israel - When you do not respond to terror and violence with extreme prejudice
Terror and violence becomes rampant bringing about mayhem.
The population pays the price and bears the brunt of it.
The government loses its credibility and its function becomes questionable.
The economy suffers and the public standard of living is reduced.
To correct it. The government must go on an unrelenting campaign with more extreme measures for an extended period of time.
Destroy the homes of the terrorist and the extended family.
Expel and or deport the family of the terrorist.
Terminate any government benefits to the terrorist and his family.
Confiscate all assets, liquidate them and place them in a victims fund.
Utilize similar measures against rioting and stone throwing.
Law and order must prevail!
The government will be criticized by the world at large and it must stay strong and unified it must pursue its course to protect its citizens at all costs, no holds barred and bring about an end to terror and violence.
No foreign government can dictate to Israel how to handle its internal affairs.
Anything less is a dereliction of duty.
“The best of snakes—crush its head”
How the English defended their people in WWII from V2 German rockets on London and how did the English-British fight mercilessly the IRA terror.
Israel must do no less.
The Europeans were complicit in the Holocaust of over 6 million Jews.
The Mufti of Jerusalem was personally responsible and actively participated in the murder of 12,000 Jews in Europe during WWII.
The Jewish people are not going to be a scapegoat for anyone anymore. NEVER AGAIN.
Israel has defeated the Arab aggressors in 4 major wars (1948, 1956, 1967 and 1973) where in history have you seen the vanquished dictate the terms? Nowhere.
Let the defeated Arabs accept the peace offering Israel is offering them and proceed to improve the standard of living of their people, instead of wasting billions of dollars on war, terror and violence.
A true and lasting peace will bring a monumental economic prosperity to all the people in the region.
The State of Israel took care of the million Jews who were forced out of Arab countries their homes and assets confiscated (small in numbers with limited resources). It is about time the Arab countries (which numbers over a billion people and numerous resources) should take care of the displaced Arabs they created in Israel-Palestine.
Have you lived in Israel? Do you have a son or daughter or any other close relative in Israel?
I supervised the building of a 5 star hotel in Jerusalem right across from the old city, I walked the old city streets daily. I traveled all over Israel, including Jordan. I travel to Israel often. I worked with both Arabs and Jews. You have to live there or be there for an extended amount of time, before you make statements that are uninformed and biased. There are some nice hard working Arabs, but unfortunately the extremists overshadow any good. They milk, defraud, intimidate and brainwash the Arab-Palestinian population to no end. Sadly even young children are programmed to hate. (Look at other Arab-Moslem countries, it is no different).
After a century of educating and promoting hate and destruction, the Arabs would have to go through some kind of deprogramming and therapy to undue the hate mentality. I would like to see that happen, but talk is cheap, let us see actions that match the worlds and a substantial amount of time to prove that they have changed and can co-exist with the Jewish and Christian population.
If you get rid of the extremists you would have a very good standard of living for all and a flourishing economy for both Jews and Arabs that the world would envy.
You must also tell the world at large to stay out of Israel internal business.
The Consequences of Appeasement
The decisions made by the government of Israel since The six day war of 1967 leading up to Gaza war with Hamas July 2014, as well as those of the first ten months or so after the turnover of Gaza in 2004 began, have dumbfounded historians ever since.
The appeasement of Israel to the Arabs-Palestinians, in particular, has been so often held up as an example of how not to deal with a rising terrorism that it has become a stereotype.
Had Israel stood its ground and responded to terrorism or any violence with utmost force. Israel would not be facing today’s crisis.
As many have said – appeasement, concessions and lack of proper response to terrorism is detrimental to Israel its people and the Jewish people worldwide.
Israel under International Law has the right to build and live in Judea and Samaria, As decried by the San Remo agreement of which terms are survived in perpetuity. Any deviation or prohibition is outright discrimination against the Jewish people. As past history has proven, concession by Israel have only increase violence and terrorism.
Israel is an independent democratic country and it must operate and run the country without being dictated how to run the country and outside interference, just like the U.S. and other countries.
What the Arabs could not win in a war they won in playing the peace game, all the while building up arsenals and educating their children to hate and to destroy Israel. While enriching their own pockets with the billions contributed by the world to help the impoverished Arab-Palestinian.
What a scheme – and the gullible world is buying it hook line and sinker.
When will the World learn that the Arabs cannot be trusted, I hope before the Arabs take over Europe and than the United States and Canada.
No one is questioning the 21 Arab States established after WWI, including Jordan’s sovereignty, a country that never existed in history before WWI and which was established on land originally allocated to the Jewish people in 1920. If you question Israel’s rights and territory you might as well question the sovereignty and territory of the other 21 Arab States set up at the same time by the same powers that set up the Jewish State.